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NBC
Jul 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
with a third set to close this fall >> this is a slap in the face to every man and woman in the baltimore city fire department. how could you possibly accept a raise when you told your members that there are no races. how can you yourself accept a raise? >> council president voted against the contract extension. the baltimore city firefighter is behind bars deceptive and charged with running a prostitution ring out of a city where house. jennifer franciotti explains. >>jamar simmons has been a member of the fire department since 2002 body was arrested and charged a similar prostitution case and managed to keep his job. police and fbi agents raided his headquarters at this warehouse in southwest baltimore monday. >> we found handguns and ammunition by small amount of marijuana and various documents that would suggest an online prostitution and human trafficking operation being conducted from the location. >> detectives have been investigating since since november of last year. a cyber-step led them to the website. an informant told police that simmons and his partner had three-six girls working
FOX
Jul 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
3 we have school cllsings to tell you about this morning. ásomeá summer programs in baltimore city.. ballimore county... are canceled. canceled.we haae posted a link schools on our website foxbaltimore dot com slash morniig.in anne arunddl and programs are canceled. thh governor tweeted that phere is liberal leave for all non-essential state employees 3 3 mapfiber belairmap 3 the recovery continues.... affee frrday's deadly storms. today without power... and up - unsure how mucc longer they'll havv to wait. the latest numbers....and the effect thhs storm is having on our area.good morniig, tom. 3good morning, megan and patriie.. friday'' massive storms still have more than a quarter of a million b-g-e customers without power. power.here's a look at the latest numbers.accorddng too b-g-e's website... total... anne arundel county... baltimore city... bbltimore county... carroll county... howard county... harffrd county... joel d. smith is streaming now in northeast baltimore with the atest on the cleanuu and how much longgr so many will be in the dark and in the heat. &pgood
FOX
Jul 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
closings to tell you bout this morning. some summer proorams in baltimore city.. baltimore ccunty... are canceled. to the link to the full list k - oo affected schools on our website foxbaltimore doo com slash morning.in anne arundel and howard county all summer programs are canceled. &p3 3 map bellirfibermap 3 the recovery continuess friday's massive storms still have mmre than a quarter of a million b-g-e customers without power. power.here's a look at the patest numbers.according to b-g-e's website... total... anne arundel county... 3 anne arunnel cuntt... baltimore city... baltimore county... carroll county... county... joel d. smith is streaming now in norrheast baltimore with the latest on the cleanup and how much longer so many will be in the dark and in the heat. good morning joee d. (ad lib) schools, businesses, traffic lights.... yyu name it, so many are still you name it,,so traffic lights.... businesses, schools, businesses, traffic lights.... you nameeitt so many are still feeling the results of those 3 nasty storms, and take the rest of the week to restore pow
CBS
Jul 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
involved in helping to stop and solve screams. more cameras to fight more crimes. the baltimore city police department's camera system hast just expanded. this foundation is providing a $53,200 grant that will allow police to act as private and public security scam raws at businesses and eventually home to the discretion of the owner. right now, baltimore city police have access is to more than 550 cameras to help them keep a watch out to crime. >> if something kicks off and goes awry, we could look at ure database and say, okay, this crime happened there. they have a camera. wow. let's check it out. >> reporter: this has credibilitied more than 12 -- to more than 1200 arrests. last year, this fatal shooting was caught on camera -- this has contributed to more than 1200 arrests. last year, the fatal shooting was caught on camera. >> if the crime happens inside of the store. we have to find out do you have a camera? is it operational? we already have that with this. >> reporter: and once the scene of a flash mob robbery say having police on their store is extra security they would expect. >>
NBC
Jul 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
annapolis with the latest. >> concerns include the lack of movement to get baltimore city approval, their debt, and have not gotten construction financing. >> we have determined that the applicant has met the applicable requirements. >> this is what they have in mind. 307 -- 3750 slots, 4,000 parking spots. >> we are decided to come to baltimore city. it's good for us. it's good for the city. >> the facility will be just south of m & t bank stadium. it will become the second- largest one in maryland and operate under the harrah's brand. >> the spectrum noted a concern about the high debt burden and recommended that the commission monitor this annually. >> there have been no construction documents completed or prepared from november when you appeared before us. >> they blame it on changes to design. they expect to give the city where they need to move forward in september. officials are sure it would also be completed in september. the casino will give baltimore another $16 million in revenue. the mayor will use it to lower the property tax rate. >> we feel confident if they are not
NBC
Jul 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
today that will help baltimore city police fight crime. it will allow police to identify camera systems in close proximity to crime scenes. >> it will help to further reduce crimes in our neighborhood. >> she think the foundation for the grant helping to make this possible. >> the governor and house speaker met with the city to air out concerns about expanding gambling in the state. to city hall for the latest. >> the meeting lasted about 90 minutes at city hall. the delegation is a big voting bloc and they wanted assurances a sixth casino won't harm the city or its residents. no horse trading for votes, just the facts. the casino opens in prince george's county, what can be done to help baltimore from losing complete revenues to put toward the property-tax rate? >> you have provisions to make sure the city and county are held harmless in terms of local share. >> the local share is revenue used to offset the cost of hosting a casino. on the table is increasing baltimore city posture by 5%. >> we want to put it in a collective pot for anne arundel and baltimore city and to divided up so
CBS
Jul 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
we have a couple of problem areas in ball mother city. we have an accident -- in baltimore city. we have an accident at park heights and two closures because of the water main break, fleet street and east lombard at light street. as far as your over all travel times go, on the outer loop from 83 to 95, 61 miles an hour average. let's take a live look. nice and clear 95 just south of route 24. 795 at ownings mills, no problems to report. for the most accurate and update to traffic information you can count on us at wjz.com. >>> here's what people will be talking at today. the first funeral in the colorado theater shooting will be held later today as some survivors find reasons to celebrate life. katie medley gave birth to a son yesterday. she's in the same hospital where her husband, caleb is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head from friday 's shooting rampage that killed 12 people. >> she put hugo in caleb's arms and she was holding his hand when the baby was laying with caleb and his blood pressure and his heart rate went up. we know he could hear her. >> also in aurora, bat
FOX
Jul 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
, noonoohing. didn't nobody say anything about it."pam carter, city of baltimore housing: 29.18 "it pit a lot of us by surprise, the major damage. i guess we didn't exppcc it tt be this muc" much."the city is asking everyone o spread the word that there is help.we'll have updates for you on our show... but for those people wwthout cable... we'll also be posting we'll also be without cable... we'll also be posting information oo our website and the shelters are still open today.i'm megaa gilliland, fox45 mmrning news. a fourth person is dead... due to the heat. the state health department says the baltimore man was over 65 years old.three offthe four deaths were people over 65... anddthe health department is warning people to be careful and seek area cooling stations. one of the hardest it still underway.ere clean up is - underway.days after the storm... residents of chinquapin parkway are dealing with a major mess.fallen trees still sitting on hhuses.... cars crushed bb branches. neighbors say they've tried tt remove the ddbris themselves... but some limbs are just too big... and all
CBS
Jul 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in baltimore county. five of them have been in baltimore city. many of the victims have had underlying heart problems. and it certainly underscores how dangerous this heat can be. >> reporter: the death toll keeps rising across maryland, during one of the longest stretches of temperatures above 95 degrees in state history. and those who have to work outside are doing their best to stay hydrated and safe. >> it can get pretty hectic. have to drink a lot of fluids. have to keep you balanced. >> it's very, very bad. but we work because i need money. i need to pay the bills. i need --ue know. -- you know. we need work. >> reporter: most of the deaths have been in baltimore city, men, over 65, with heart problems. but no one is immune from the danger. >> the longer this goes on, as people become sort of used to it, they may lose sight of the fact that it continues to be a real hazard. >> we want to avoid any deaths at all. and if people stay cool and hydrated, we can avoid those negative outcomes. >> he's the biggest problem. pavement gets really hot. i try to keep really short walks. >> reporter
FOX
Jul 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
, baltimore city firefighters offered refuge to kids and parents who haven't had power in five days.the annual tradition took on special &pmeaning this year. lisa davis: 1.29.43 "it's like caaping in your own house. (laughter) i'm hoping it comes on soon."clive williams: 1.20.26 "not ideal, but there you go. there are a lot worst things in liie." firefighters shut off the valves att11:300ssme people in of four days before their power will be restored. as we mentioned... thousands almost a week after the storm. hhre's a look at the latest num. numbers.accorddng to b-g-e's website... total...anne prundel county...baltimore city... baltimore county... carroll county... howard county... b-g-e crews are working powee to ttousands of customers.crews at the command center ave been working round the clock since friday.b-g-e hass alled in a team of 38- hundred people.. including reiiforcments from otherr parious storm roles.... many of them working 12 hours shifts. "iq: you think about it, they literally hit the rack.... oq: to have those types of hours." hourr."b-g-e expects to work throughoot the w
CBS
Jul 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
it will continue to monitor the hot spottings -- spots. >>> pret ty soon baltimore city police will get help from thousands of electronic eyes. the new systems will allow businesses and residents to incorporate their security cameras into the city watch system. officers will be able to access registered camera systems in an area near a crime. >>> the man charged with killing unarmed florida teenager trayvon martin is speaking out about that faithful night. george zimmerman and his attorney talked about the killing. his regrets and he reached out to the teen's parents. randall pinkston has the latest for wjz. >> i do wish that there was something, anything i could have done that wouldn't have put me in the position where i had to take his life. >> george zimmerman says his confrontation with trayvon martin didn't last long before martin started throwing punches. in an interview zimmerman recould wanted how martin a-- recounted how martin approached him shortly after he called police about a suspicious person last february. >> he asked me what my problem was. i looked up and he punched me and broke
CBS
Jul 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
as the medical examiner completes more autopsies. seven of those who died live in baltimore city, three in baltimore county, and most of them were elderly men. >> reporter: the heat wave is history. fueling storms that left hundreds of thousands without power. and killing a stunning 18 people in maryland. >> the humidity is up. but the temperature is down. >> reporter: way down. but before the record heat left, it buckled pavement, including part of u.s. 50. and buckled train tracks. it even left this u.s. airways jet stuck, sunk into soft pavement. >> pure hell. really. it has been awful. >> reporter: tell me about today. >> it's heaven. i love it. i love it. >> we can walk up to the snowball stand today. >> i turned off my air conditioner. save on that electric bill. >> reporter: but with the cool front came storms that knocked out another 15,000 bge customers. >> i heard that big bang. transformer blew. wire fell down. >> reporter: the utility restored most of them. bge has three weeks to issue a full report to the public service commission on the main outages last week. that commiss
NBC
Jul 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, wbaltv.com. it is now official, the baltimore city fire chief is getting a good sized pay raise in the contract extension. this is much to the dismay of the city firefighter union and at least to the elected officials. let's go live to city hall tonight for more on that story. >> the chief will get an 18% increase in pay, but let's put this in perspective. it will happen over the duration of his five-year contract. you have to give the fire chief credit for this fire deaths since 1938. he's established operation care to cut down on residents using ambulances as taxis and moving the fire department to a new computer dispatch system. >> our record of fire safety and the work he is doing is being recognized. >> the chief will receive a 18% raise in pay over the next five years. his current salary is more than $161,000 a year. the contract extension generated vigorous debate and protests at the city board vestments meeting. >> this increase is not negotiated with local 960. >> [inaudible] >> the firefighters' union zero did on the pay increase. comes as three fire companies face clo
CBS
Jul 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
-year veteran of the baltimore city fire department. he is now suspended without pay, pending an internal investigation. vic? >> mary, thank you. simmons was a firefighter with truck 25 out of rowland park. >> controversy continues out of plans to give fire chief james clack a contract extension and a pay raise. comes at a time when fire companies are being closed. >> derek valcourt explains, a vote on the measure was taken today, as more opponents speak out. derek? >> well, the mayor says the fire chief has earned that pay raise. but firefighters and some city residents say the fire chief is benefiting from their loss. >> reporter: the permanent closure of three city fire companies because of three budget constraints already had firefighters angry. which is why the mayor's request had firefighters union leaders saying no way. >> this [ inaudible ] i don't think chief complak or his command staff should take the raise. >> reporter: but in a 3-2 vote, the city board of estimates agrees to extend the contract for six years. the deal grants clack more than $28,000 worth of pay in
NBC
Jul 21, 2012 5:00am EDT
baltimore city and baltimore county. >> typical in low-lying areas. we have low-lying areas, southbound j.f.x., cold springs lane ramp tends to flood out. >> city transportation officials say they didn't see anything unusual as far as flooding. however, there were reports of flooding at the johns hopkins hospital ambulance entrance, as well as several downed trees and debris clogging drains. >> we kept crews in in anticipation of the storms, and we were able to respond to downed trees and high water. >> state highway officials were also busy thursday night, dealing with close to a dozen flooded state roads and dealing with closures as well. luckily, they say no lives were put in jeopardy because of standing water, and they remind motorists to use caution. >> never drive through standing water. it looks like you might get through, and then you can easily be taken away your entire vehicle, so you want to try and turn around and try a different route. additionally, if you can't see the visibility really bad, find a place to pull over to safety and just wait it out. >> city transportation off
CBS
Jul 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
on the trail. >> he was located hiding inside of an abandoned home. >> reporter: in baltimore city, officers tried to stop watson after he sideswiped a car and kept going. police followed him and on 97 south toward anne arundel county. baltimore police called their their pursuit and called anne arundel county. he drove every ratically on the interstate and you can see he came close to hitting several cars on the road. >> it's a dangerous situation, not just in our county but other areas with the way he was driving. >> reporter: speeding through residential neighborhood and hopes to make a left turn but smashes into a sedan, the driver left stunned. >> justice prevailed, you know? >> reporter: charged for drug possession after 11 violations just yesterday. >> any related charges. >> reporter: police say the vehicle watson was driving at the time was not stolen. and tonight, watson remains in jail. kai, back to you. >> rochelle, thank you. watson is expected to face charges in baltimore city as well. >>> maryland lost 11,000 jobs in june according to the u.s. department of labor. that makes th
CBS
Jul 1, 2012 8:00am EDT
news sunday morning starts now. >> this is wjz tv, wjz hd, and wjz.com. baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood. now is complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's new station. >> in the dark, thousands of homes without power still as people brace for another day of high heat. the latest. >> welcome to eyewitness news this sunday. i'm gigi barnett. hundreds of thousands of people waiting for the power to cut back on after this weekend's deadly storm sends trees crashing to the ground and cutting power lines. now there is widespread damage. one of those trees on this homecoming is 71-year-old woman inside. in southern anne arundel county, a man died when a tree crashed through his car he was driving at the time. the roof blew right off this apartment building. a total of 800 people have been displaced. roofers are working to make sure they can return home but it will take weeks before those repairs are complete. the wjz has complete coverage of this monstrous storm and the statewide cleanup. meteorologist to williams at the first warning weather center monitoring
ABC
Jul 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
,000. they are still without power. and much need air-conditioning. most of the people are in baltimore city and in baltimore county. they are the biggest numbers without the power this morning. >>> our outage in d.c. left some riders hiking. take a look at the i video coming in. the green line train lost power monday after waiting in a hot car for another train to come rescue them for about 30 minutes the driver told passengers the rescue train lost power too. that's when people got out of the cars and started walking in the 90-degree heat. the passengers walking to the college park station and people there were concerned that the pregnant and elderly passengers they may be at risk but everyone arrived safely hat college park station. >>> meanwhile in joplin and tuscaloosa some of them are getting new homes. nine homes will be unveiled tomorrow and five in joplin, missouri and four in tuscaloosa, alabama. you'll recall both of those cities affected by major tornadoes last year. >>> news around the nation at least three florida lifeguards are now looking for new jobs after rescuing a drownin
CBS
Jul 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
numbers from bge. baltimore county has it the worse with 69,000 customers out. baltimore city and anne arundel county also hit very hard, a total of 213,000 customers are without electricity across maryland. the storm damage reaches far beyond power outages. rochelle richie and adam may are tracking the progress. >> reporter: we're right off of bologna avenue, let me show you the huge mess they're dealing with here. all these power lines dripping down into the road. that has caused crews to shut down the tree for now. there's a large tree blocking the roads. even some of the side roads are having problems. tree trimmers just arrived on the scene. a short time ago there was a huge branch that was literally hanging from those wires. they just cut it down so these streets should be opening up pretty soon. >> this was a loud and furious storm. >> reporter: maxine's yard looks like a bomb went off losing a few trees that were 150 feet high. >> oh my god, i couldn't believe it. this one took that one and all the way down. >> reporter: across baltimore county the sound of generators and chain
CBS
Jul 21, 2012 6:00am EDT
their presence at local theaters. >> i get it. it makes sense to me. >> reporter: baltimore city is county police are saying people heading to the movies should expect to see more officers on patrol. >> just simply a precaution and extra resources. >> reporter: police don't know of threat to local theaters, movie-goers were happy to see the extra security. >> whether it happens for the first time or copycat. >> reporter: this security expert is saying that consumers can do their part. >> if they feel in their guts and observing something that is unusual, they should notify authorities immediately. because the little pieces might say lives. >> reporter: and theaters are making steps to make sure that people feel secure. amc released this statement. >> that is the best thing. people want to go out and enjoy themselves. >> reporter: some movie theaters are doing bag checks. reporting live, monique griego, eyewitness news. >> all right. so, again, here's what we know right now the suspect is 24- year-old james holmes. he had four guns and 6,000 rounds of ammunition that he purchased on the
FOX
Jul 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
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ABC
Jul 10, 2012 6:30am EDT
, southbound lanes of route 10, 695, if you are traveling on interstate 97, no delays up towards 695, baltimore city, house fire continues to shutdown northlinwood at fayette street. use lakewood as your alternate route. one person hospitalized with smoke inhalation. if you are beltway bound, this is old court road. traffic picking up on the outer loop, a 13 minute ride from 795 towards 95. this is oberly, traffic picking up in this vicinity. also 13 minutes from the outer loop towards 83. inner loop, moving pretty slowly as you make the push towards 95. >>> today 54-inch water main will be checked, dpw crews want to prevent the potential of a problem. linda so is live with how this pipe could be affecting you. >> reporter: we are here on lyndon in arbutus, a neighborhood that could be affected by what is going on today. you could lose your water for up to an hour as workers are testing the water main. this is wilkins avenue to the north, 195 west, 895 south, west of cherry hill and carol to the east. workers will be cutting off water to check problems with the main in southwest baltimore. even
ABC
Jul 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: kelly, numbers don't lie. if the primary goal of baltimore city's police officer was to stop crime then his era is a step in the right direction. violent crimes, murders, and ra. in 2011, bealefeld's last year we had a little more than 9,000 report violent crimes, a 16% drop. last year's murder rated, the lowest on record since 1977. overall, crime did rise in 2011. most of that is connected to the increase in home and car burglaries. >> while the city works on a replacement, the deputy commissioner is now the acting police commissioner. he is card candidate for the full-time job. the mayor has selected a panel to pick the next chief. ken thompson was on the mayor's transition hall team. on the panel you'll find educators from johns hopkins, ron followed daniels, business leaders and president and investment of an investment firm and folks who work for city hall. >>> bealefeld is the fifth commissioner since 2000. it was headed up by ronald daniel. norris was in the position a bit longer. after norris came kevin clark who held it from 2003 to 2004. then leonard hamm from 2004
NBC
Jul 14, 2012 5:00am EDT
was seriously injured. >> baltimore city fire chief is brining a new social media policy in response to what the department could use as inappropriate tweets by some union members. >> some city firefighters upset over the latest contract offer, fire station clones, and that the chief and command staff all got raises are setting off -- are letting off steam on social media. the chief of looking into a social media policy. kevin cartwright issued a statement that says in part of the cote powerball is not to silence the voice of the membership. it is simply to provide guidelines to voice their concerns. we want union members to express themselves in a productive way. >> there are certain constraints among public employees that are perfectly legal. you can be put in jail. if you criticize your employer, it does not mean that your employer cannot fire you. >> some of the tweets we found were strong. fire local 74 president says that he will tell his members to follow the vice of the u.s. attorney. >> if you want to say something on your twitter count, freedom of speech. the department does not fe
ABC
Jul 20, 2012 6:00am EDT
. the majority of them are in baltimore county. there are some in baltimore city. we're continuing to work the phones with them. we'll keep you posted. at the peak of the storm more than 24,000 people were without electricity. there were reports this morning of flash flooding around the area. abc 2 news' sherree johnson joins us live this morning from south point, an area that is experiencing flooding. >>reporter: well, we're here in felds point. right now all is quiet, no flooding right now, but yesterday was a different scene. they saw high winds, heavy rain, lots of flooding, thousands of people without power. and take a look at this video here, a viewer shot this video on youtube. and you can see -- this is in the felds point area, you can see flooding towards the inlet, you can see cars driving through high standing flood waters there, making their way, car horns going off there. it's amazing that car didn't get stuck going through all of that water, and also near camden yards at the hilton guests got a big surprise when the water proved too much for the ceilings to hold. firefighter
CBS
Jul 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of customers without power for days. wjz is live in north baltimore. monique griego explains what city and county leaders want to know. >> kai, their main concern is how we can be better prepared for another storm. but they also want more done to prevent heat-related deaths. >> reporter: heavy rain and hurricane-like winds. destroyed neighborhoods and left millions without power across the mid-atlantic. >> it was hot. it was terrible. >> reporter: viola bowers lost service for several days. but in this neighborhood off lake avenue, the damage was even worse. and homeowners were in the dark for a week or longer. >> people who drove around said this was like it was the epicenter. >> reporter: now, city and county leaders are asking bge and pepco, one main question. >> what else can they be doing to prepare us better, when these instances occur? >> reporter: baltimore county executive kevin cam nit is one of several leaders for maryland's largest jurisdictions to sign off on a letter to the public service commission. in it, they asked the psc to press the companies on several issues, incl
ABC
Jul 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
,000 in baltimore city and no power means no air-conditioning and with the heat it is downright miserable. megan pringle is out live at one neighborhood in baltimore county and we're being told now the power isn't coming back on until late into the weekend but some people they've got their power back megan? >> reporter: some people woke up with power this morning charlie. now if you walk around the naked you can see a lot of scars from the deadly storms that happened last week. for example take a look at this tree. you can see -- it fell on this fence. felt on some power lines and that's the problem for this neighborhood. that's why a lot of people don't have power yet but take a look. crews are working on it. you can see that's ron up there with bge, he's been on the job for a couple of years and says -- [ indiscernible ] 16 hour shifts and as you know, it's hot. so it's not only hot for the crews working out here but also for the people who don't have power. and i know that people who don't have power -- [ indiscernible ] >> all right, we've got some technical problems there with peg began and
CBS
Jul 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in baltimore county. baltimore city, anne arundel county and howard county, are also seeing a high number of outages. in total, 79,000 bge customers still do not have electricity. >>> right now, a heat advisory is in effect, adding to the troubles, during this storm recovery. first warning weather coverage continues now, with bob turk, who is tracking would temperatures and storms. bob? >> storms certainly a possibility upon as you mentioned. we have a couple that just popped up north and west of the region. let's take a look at this stuff moving down from pennsylvania. and there's more off across the extreme northwestern portion of pennsylvania. that could affect the region. one storm south of taneytown. another in front of catoctin, south of thurmont. these are moving off to the southeast. at 20 miles per hour. there you see them, over the last hour. heading towards walkersville. these have had a history of lightning and wind gusts around 35 to 40 miles an hour. they will continue to develop this afternoon and this evening. unfortunately, there is a risk of some severe storms tonight un
ABC
Jul 5, 2012 6:30am EDT
. but overnight baltimore city police hard at work on two separate two alarm fires in the city. both of them right around midnight. the first called in at 11:30. the second called in at the stroke after 12:00. and abc2 news' sherrie johnson has more on the fire at one of historic sites got a number of people worried. >> reporter: that's right charlie you know we have all new reaction and video this morning for you. abc2 news was the first on the scene in the overnight fire in northwest baltimore inside the old ambassador theatre. this is what the scene looked lightning a little before 1:00 this morning. here on liberty heights avenue. authorities say the fire broke out around midnight and now investigators have not sure -- are not sure what caused the fire exactly but crews had it under control in about 30 minutes. the ambassador theatre hear not been movie theater since 1968 and served as a church in recent years and also the sister theater of the theater if baltimore. it sits next to a gas station and had some witnesses nearby concerned after they saw flames shooting from the building. >> it was
NBC
Jul 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, baltimore city police commanders are trying to assure the public that they have tomorrows celebrations at the inner harbor under control. >> the lead investigative reporter jane miller is live at the inner harbor with more. >> people will know, police say, the plan they intend to use tomorrow to maintain that control of the inner harbor. from a man who is clearly jockeying to take that place of the position retiring, that is where you will know it. a huge crowd is expected for the annual 4th of july fireworks. last year, the celebration was marred by the fatal stabbing of a tourist. and the non-fatal shooting of a 4-year-old boy. not this year, officials say. >> come tomorrow. that is what i'm saying. the cops will be as professional as they always are. we have some intelligent men and women that are going to monitor the event. we are set. >> the plan includes the use of bike racks to ring the harbor. mobile police deployment to head off trouble spots. and a command center that will rely on videos supplied by fox- trot and cameras to maintain surveillance of the entire harbor. >> a cou
CBS
Jul 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
: and they are making progress. the most outages right now are in baltimore county, followed by the city and anne arundel county. more than 7500 lines were reported down, from that storm on friday. reporting live, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> okay, mike. thank you. >>> and our first warning weather coverage continues now with rochelle ritchie, who has more on the impact in cecil county. >> reporter: well, vic, the family is still waiting to see if their home can be saved. the evidence of their near death experience, still lies in their yard. >> reporter: he's only 6 years old. but benny dixon knows all too well the sound of fear. >> you can see how that was a big mess. >> reporter: dixon was seen friday night, when his parents burst into his room. snatching him and his little sister out of their bed. >> daddy said we had to go to another safe place. and we did. we went to the bathroom closet. >> reporter: his parents could hear the howling winds winds and winds and crackling trees. what happened next nearly killed them. >> my husband knew right away, a tree went through the house. >> re
CBS
Jul 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
water as well. for more information on a cooling center near you in baltimore city call 311 or go to wjz.com. >>> we've shown you northwest baltimore, now we're going to show you more of baltimore. ron matz is live. >> reporter: you can see this massive tree knocked down by the storm. we're all dealing with the heat, lack of electricity, a lot of people with spoiled food. gigi barnett taking a look at ann arundel county. >> the weight of downed trees, snapped power lines in this neighborhood, residents are waiting for bge to take action. these long time neighbors have been in the dark since the winds rolled through the area friday night. >> no power. >> they're trying to get through the heat. >> well, we've been leaving the doors open, the windows open. >> they're shaded by a century old oak tree hoping for a breeze. >> we're still blessed because we still have our homes. some limbs came down out of one of these huge trees and it went the opposite direction. >> for some neighbors this weekend's storm has put a damper on their 4th of july holiday. others say they will find a way to celeb
CBS
Jul 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
september the 4th. >>> baltimore city department of public works is urging people to begin conserving water due to a po even if shallly dangerous water main. it runs under the tracks in southwest baltimore and carries the water to anne arundel and howard counties. using a robot, serious rust damage was spotted inside the pipe. further testing will begin in a few hours. it comes from northwest baltimore. and today the four people charged in the videotape beating of a tourist have pled guilty in the attack. two pled guilty to robbery. two others pled guilty to second-degree assault. parsons was sentenced to one year in jail. carter and davis were seven tenned -- sentenced to time served. >>> a big money deal for the preakness winner i will have another. he has been sold for $10 million. the owner says he sold the ber di and preakness winner to a horse farm in japan. i will have another was retired with a tendon injury before he had a chance to run at belmont and perhaps take the triple crown. crown. now he will be a stud on a ,,,,, beep-bop-boop-bop boop-beep. [monotone] she says, "switch to
CBS
Jul 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. the grand prix will take over baltimore city streets dependence just in time for lay bob day weekend -- city streets again just in time for the labor day weekend. >> they'll start construction on the track tonight. and the general manager of the grand prix said they took the necessary steps to make sure business and traffic are not negatively affected. after making a few changes in planners, the grand prib is back. >> it was a great success from the spectators perspective. but as a business it failed. >> reporter: this year they're doing things differently. construction on the track will start in the evening and be built in sections for less impact on drivers and instead of ending the race at 9:00 p.m. the race will end at 6:30 p.m. a plus for businesses. >> that's right around dinner time so we are all hopeful that this year it'll have a greater impact, positive impact on our business. >> everything is on schedule. we're quite happy with the way things are going. >> reporter: the grand prix will feature lots of drivers like joseph newgarden. >> half of the track is really bumpy and half is
CBS
Jul 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
award the six medals. >>> a baltimore city man is behind bars charged with murder. two men got into an argue. brown stabbed a man. >>> and stay with us, maize news station. up next, emily has a sneak peek inside the pages of her late [ female announcer ] the coffee house. the lines, the cost, the hassle. ♪ express yourself ♪ [ female announcer ] why not try coffee-mate? with over 25 delicious flavors for a fraction of the cost of the coffee house. add your flavor, with coffee-mate, from nestle. the first time i saw fios, it was absolutely amazing. for years and years we had to put up with cable. once we got fios, it was like somebody like took our computer shook all the junk out of it. [ male announcer ] don't settle for the same old cable technology. now you can move up to verizon fios with no annual contract required for just $99.99 a month for a year you'll get a fios triple play and our whole home solution -- including a high speed wireless router plus a new multi room dvr and hd set top box free for 6 months. with fios the internet was five jab
FOX
Jul 6, 2012 5:00pm EDT
customers in baltimorr city without power. baltimore county... and in anne arundel countyy.. more than 12- hundred.since the power to more than 770 stored thoussnd people. this extreme heat is not only dangerous for humans bbt it alsooposes a real danger tt pets..... jeff abell shows us why many ppt owners arr sounding the as thousands strugglee to survive this hhat wave....there is real concern porgotten. experts say pets overheat a loo quicker than humanss.... especially pugs and boston terriers. sighh, experts are warning pet owners tonight to keep lose p(2:38:30)) "certainly a waam pet will pant. if there's excessive breathing or signs of weakness, llthargy, vomiting. those are tell taleesigns that something is wrong. you wanna call a pet e-r right away, if you can get your pet cooled quickly, thats great, but you'll ppobably have to go to emergency." expeets advise walking your dog in the early or late hourssof the day.... keep pavement.... anddtheir systems well hydrated. and pets burn too. jeeff abell, fox 45, news at five. and that brings us to oor que
ABC
Jul 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in the works. the construction for the track around downtown baltimore will start on july 30th. the city is expected to announce lane closures two weeks out. the whole thing will be built in 32 days with crews working day and night. >> food, fun and great music, the african american festival kicks off in downtown baltimore, more than 500,000 people are expected to attend this big event. >> tons of food and crafts and culture. all of our african american museums that are here doing a phenomenal exhibit. we have showcases. we have some of our artists coming out to do book signings, autograph signings and for our headliners, this year, we are rolling out the red carpet. >> with major heat this weekend, organizers are making sure you stay hydrated with cooling stations and water on hand. festival is from noon until 10:00 and sunday noon until 9:00. >>> charities taking a big hit. some are able to do things that are unbelievable still. an investigation in to how maryland nonprofits are able to raise millions without spending a penny. it's aer inly impossible task but it's -- it's a nearly imp
ABC
Jul 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
at the intend sea, air and space museum in new york city. >>> and another attraction in baltimore the historic mansion house at the maryland zoo reopens today. built in 1801 the house has been a home to a restaurant, a day school and to bird. it opens tonight at 5:30. >>> can you buy local? that's the challenge and it starts on saturday. today governor o'malley is hosting a buy local cookout at government house. so this is basically what you're encouraged to do. use one locally bought product for each of your meals. >>> and check this out. a piece of toast now going in the auction block in london. looks -- okay. but this is not just any normal piece of toast. it was served to prince charles the morning of his wedding to princess diana 1981. it's expected to fetch around $800. i think the obvious question guys this morning if you're watching at home is why? >> why. >> i'd pay $1,000. >> of course you would. >> $2,000. >> our facebook question something to think about this morning. whose toast would you buy? let us know and weigh in on facebook. >> not that piece of toast. >> lauren cook is here
FOX
Jul 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
ocean city, you are next with this storm. washington, as you get up towards columbia and baltimore, a few showers up into the baltimore area, but otherwise, i think we'll wake up warm and rather muggy out this with overnight lows jut not bottoming out a whole lot. back into the upper 70s and low 80s. this piece of energy moving through. it is drying out the atmosphere a little bit behind it in its wake. we are thinking things will be a little less humid out there today. not going to be a comfortable day with highs in the mid-90s. it won't feel quite as bad as it has the past several days. here is why it is not a comfortable start. 80 in washington. we are not getting reports from several stations because of electric problems. 69 in martinsburg and 70 in hagerstown. a little better here north and west of the city. sunshine, hot, could be a few storms later today. most of your day dry. 95, wind out of the north and west at five to 10. late are tonight, partly cloudy skies, warm and muggy overnight. 74 the overnight low and your wind continue to be here out of the north and west at fi
ABC
Jul 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. maryland's most powerful radar, a clear slate overhead. carol, baltimore, notice a couple of the showers manchester, crossing over 83. spotty showers in the forecast, north and west of the city limits tonight and towards deep creek, garrett county, washington county, see the scattered showers through the rest of this evening. temperatures right now we sit at 86 in the city. 87 in dc. we are seeing the showers in frederick, 82 degrees. easton 86 degrees. dover 85. dew point numbers are coming up, that's an indication we have the muggywa air on the move and addressing the idea of a humid weekend. bwi, a brief window where we saw 89 degrees in the book. that's one above the normal of 88 degrees. 99 back in 66. 83 around 8:00. clouds for the overnight. 77 around 11:00. wake up to a passing sour, perhaps a rumble or two of thunder. that's the signal to more of the showers and storms coming in as we head in to the 2:00 hour. the humidity coming up. stationary front the south. mess of clouds on top of us right now. we are clear, the spotty showers towards the north and west of town. beyond that
NBC
Jul 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
released. within the last 60 minutes, a major decision on bringing a casino to baltimore. >> caesars entertainment have been given the green light in the city. a live report on the late breaking details just ahead. >> the 75-year-old woman returned home from walking her dog to find her attacker inside her house. she did not go down without a fi >> capt. roy taylor and sky team 11 as with the latest in anne arundel county. >> a boating accident. the fire department just entered in to pull this woman out. we do not know the extent of her injuries. there are responding to the scene for a boating accident. at least one person is hurt and have called for a second medic. we're trying to get more information. but as we get it, we will update you. >> he came down the stairs and i said, "do not fight with a 75- year-old woman." collection was brutally attacked inside her home yesterday morning. she returned home after walking her dog to find a woman she attacked now standing in her home. according to police, her attacker demanded money and credit cards. the attacker claimed she had money in g
ABC
Jul 5, 2012 4:55am EDT
overnight with two two alarm fires in the city. we first told you about this at abc2news.com. shortly before midnight. that first fire broke out inside a home on roberts street in west baltimore. that was reported around 11:30. now the second fire also a two alarm job started at the ambassador theater on liberty heights around midnight. investigators aren't exactly sure what started the fire. the ambassador you see video in from overnight. >>> anne arundel county police on the scene right now of the overnight drowning it happened in brock lynn park. once again in anne arundel county. and abc2's sherrie johnson is here with all new information. >> reporter: charlie i've been in contact with anne arundel county police this morning. we have confirmed a 4-year-old child has drowned at a pool at a home in brooklyn park in anne arundel county. we have all new video of the scene. police tylotes child was found unresponsive in the pool at the home at 601 old riverside road. the call came in around 10:00 last night and the child was taken to harbor hospital and police are still investigating this cas
FOX
Jul 17, 2012 6:00am EDT
. ((question of day animation)) piies.. from the 1890's burst in ddwntown baltimore.. and headaches this morning.ic - morniig.we wanna know... ggven the city's udgettproblems... should the ity pay to replace phe its water mainn? bmoren- bmore 3 heathhr- yes they should find takk sooof the lotto money or something.. maybe take 5% of all government wwrkers that pay for it.. it..leon- sell the video phones to pay for the pipes. them more to constantly repair it. it affects the business i to dig up the road to rrpair it. coming uu in ouu 8 o'clock become the mayor of a small --3 alaksa.and next... a new casino in marylaad.theechances it will happen.. aad where it watching fox 45 morning news.. all local.. all morning. 3 look away. i'm... i'm hideous. ((bump in)) coming up in ur 8 o'clock &phour.. the grand prix....is just weeks away.tte changes to this year's race. to foolow a massive watermain break downtown.creww arrived what they're going to do to restoreewater to buildingss today... and why it's only a temporary fix. you''e watching fox 45 morring news.. all local.. all
CBS
Jul 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the breaking news we first brought you last hour from northeast baltimore. captain jeff long is in sky chopper 13 above it with more for us, captain jeff. >> hartford road remains closed in both directions here at clear view avenue just outside of city limits. we have two work trucks here and then just to the north of them on hartford road a seriously damaged silver sedan. a driver of this sedan was put into an ambulance. we believe they are in ran ambulance that's still on the scene. a lot of bystanders here, there's a fifth vehicle. we're not sure this taxi is parked in a strange angle it's been here the whole time. we'll keep watching this. i'm captain jeff long, back to you. >> it is a bad accident, captain jeff. thank you. >>> the man accused of killing 12 people in a colorado movie theater is back in court. family members and victims looked on. edward lawrence has the latest for wjz from the courthouse. >> reporter: james holmes stared straight ahead as prosecutors charged him. >> 24 counts of murder in the first degree, 116 counts of criminal attempt to commit murder. >> reporter: the c
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